I was looking for a Tapejara and I have been for the past five days and I came across one. Then all the sudden I look to my right and I see a Alpha Carno charging at me. R.I.P my poor Pterodactyl whom I had just tamed that day. Never got the Tapejara any tips for my terrible luck? 1 like= One prayer for me.
How to tame a tapejara:
1. If female pick up egg /male eat rare flower
2. Bola it
3. Shoot with sleep arrows or hit with fists
4. Feed it meat, prime meat, fish meat or prime fish meat.
(Tamed mine with meat and prime meat)
5. Enjoy your weird pterodactyl (tapejara lol)
The males rarely land, so you've got to use another flyer like a pteranadon to get close. I usually have a flyer trap set up, many examples on YouTube or whatevs. When you get close to them, eat a rare flower which will aggro them for like 12 seconds. Doing this you can pull them literally across the map as long as your tame can tank the hits. When you get it into the trap just hop off your dino, shut the gate, bola the tapejara, get your dino out. Shut the door again before the bola wears off and the rest is easy. Don't worry if it loses aggro, they run away but they'll usually stop just out of render distance. This can give you time to recover and go again.
Okay this is probably gonna sound stupid but... it’s just a thought, so if you don’t like it, DON’T LOOK AT IT!!
The fact that these guys are so distrustful and shy towards humans is so embarrassing that it sometimes makes me feel a little bad for them... So there should be an option to passively tame them, where we just apply bug repellent and wear ghillie armor. From there, they will only get scared and fly off if we come into PHYSICAL contact with them.
They would accept all meat (probably including fish meat, since they’d likely either scavenge off of dead bodies of a more aggressive carnivore’s rampage, and would probably also eat fish to avoid conflict, as they are shy, yet carnivorous). They’d also accept Chitin, as the wiki mentions that they were piscivores IRL.
The only problems I see are:
A. Most people likely wouldn’t use it and stick to the tradition.
B. Bug repellent is meant for insects. Tapejara are pterosaurs. I’m not sure it would affect Tapejara.
ARRRRRRRGH I just had THE WORST taming experience! Pro tip: DON'T try taming a high level one by dangling from an argy by a grappling hook... You'll end up dying TWICE and losing your argy, guns, and 80 narcotics... >:( :(
If you try to bola the Tapejara but miss, it’ll fly into the skies... and will stay in the skies! Bring Rare Flowers before trying to tame one just in case.
The way I tame Tapejaras is I bola it, and then I build a row of 5 Dino Gateways with gaps in between over the Tapejara, and then I close off the entrances with Dino Gates. Then, I’ll tranq it out.
If I miss the bola and the Tapejara takes off, then I’ll build the trap anyways, and leave the doors open. Then, I’ll fly up to the Tapejara, eat a rare flower, and lure the now aggressive Tapejara into the trap. I’ll dismount my flier (and leave my flier in the trap), quickly exit the trap and close the doors, and then wait for the Tapejara to stop attacking my mount. Then I’ll knock out the Tapejara.
These are the easiest methods I know of to tame a Tapejara. I hope this helps!